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Re: Hiring Consistent People in the Philippines
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2017, 08:06:19 AM »
Do you guys have a corporate presence or brand that is well known in the community? No not really our Rice Brand names are Family Choice and Happy Family but we custom mill so there are maybe 12 brand names milled by us

I'm thinking that may be something that is important to Filipinos - that all of their friends and family think highly of them because of their position at a well known, respectable corporation.  Pride.

I doubt that is the reason we are in a province that is either rice or sugar when we opened the mill 15 years ago there were only 2 Rice Traders in the area one was my wife no jobs available in area however 70% of my workers have worked over seas and are happy to earn a local wage they can survive on. We now have 70 Rice traders Milling with us weekly they also employ around 15 people each

I'd love to have the track record you mention.  I'd happily pay 75 pesos a day plus benefits to get that kind of loyalty.  But it's not working for us (we've tried).  So I'm still left looking for something else that I'm missing...

We pay 75 Piso per hour for regular staff not per day. I had the girl figure out how many people passed through the door before the employee's settled down number is 346 since we opened


Security guards are another story all together I go through them like there is no tomorrow about 4 per month but they work for an agency always catch them a sleep at the wheel have yet to come up with a solution for this have had several agencies but always the same problem


We are located on Panay Island Capiz Province about 37KM from Roxas City

If your in the area stop by

Tom


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Re: Hiring Consistent People in the Philippines
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2017, 08:22:25 AM »

Hi Tom, thank you for the useful post. I have a question regarding 'Retirement Contribution' which you mentioned, is it SSS or different kind?

Yes it is different then SS it is an employee matching savings fund both employee and employer both contribute to it. Employee contribution deducted from pay roll by employer and submitted to Page office

Pag-IBIG Fund guarantees the refund of member's total accumulated savings (TAV), which consists of the member's accumulated contributions, the employer counterpart contributions:

Here is the website http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph

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Re: Hiring Consistent People in the Philippines
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2017, 08:43:13 AM »
Here is the new wage scale in our area


Thursday, March 2, 2017

ILOILO City – Beginning March 16, the daily minimum wage of private sector workers in Western Visayas and Negros Occidental will increase.

In Wage Order No. 23, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) approved the following new daily minimum wages:

* P323.50 (from the previous P298.50) in the non-agriculture / industrial / commercial sector employing more than 10 workers – or a P25 increase

* P271.50 (from the previous P256.50) in the non-agriculture / industrial / commercial sector employing 10 workers or less – or a P15 increase

* P281.50 (from the previous P266.50) in the agriculture sector with plantation – or a P15 increase

* P271.50 (from the previous P256.50) in the agriculture sector but non-plantation – or a P15 increase.

According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) acting director Salome Siaton, the RTWPB approved these new minimum wages on Feb. 16 yet.

The basis of the new minimum wage rates shall be the normal working hours not exceeding eight hours of work a day.

In the case of workers paid by result, including those who are paid on piecework, “takay”, “pakyaw” or task basis, they shall be entitled to receive not less than the prescribed wage rates a day, or a portion thereof for working less than eight hours.

In case of contracts for construction projects, and for security, janitorial and similar services, the prescribed increases in the wage rates shall be borne by the principal or client of the construction / service contractors and the contract shall be deemed amended accordingly.

In the event, however, that the principal or client fails to pay the prescribed wage rates, the construction / service contractor will be jointly and severally held liable with his principal or client.

The wage board tried to balance what the workers were demanding and what the employers could afford to give, said Siaton.

In the case of private educational institutions, the share of covered workers and their employees in the increase of tuition fees for school year 2016-2017 shall be considered as compliance with the wage order.

However, payment of any shortfall in the wage increase shall be covered starting school year 2017-2018.

Private educational institutions which have not increased their tuition fees for school year 2016-2017 may defer compliance to the wage order until the beginning of school year 2017-2018.

In any case, all private educational institutions shall implement the new wage rates starting school year 2017-2018, according to the RTWPB.

The wage hike petition was filed by the Philippine Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Workers’ Union (PACIWU-TUCP) in DOLE Negros Occidental last August 2016. For three months, RTWPB held public consultations.

The last time RTWPB approved a wage increase was on May 2, 2015.

According to Siaton, Wage Order No. 23 does not cover household or domestic workers, personal service of another (drivers, gardeners, etc.) and workers in duly registered barangay micro business enterprises.

The Kasambahay Law set the minimum wage for household or domestic workers.


Those that violate the new wage order shall be subjected to a mandatory 30-day conciliation and mediation process under DOLE’s Single Entry Approach, said Siaton.

She, however, clarified that employers or managements with adverse financial conditions, new businesses and those hit by calamities may be exempted from the new wage order. But they have to comply with the requirements set by DOLE and the wage board such as financial statements, she stressed./PN

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Re: Hiring Consistent People in the Philippines
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 10:31:56 AM »
Hi Tom, thank you for the useful post. I have a question regarding 'Retirement Contribution' which you mentioned, is it SSS or different kind?

Yes it is different then SS it is an employee matching savings fund both employee and employer both contribute to it. Employee contribution deducted from pay roll by employer and submitted to Page office

Pag-IBIG Fund guarantees the refund of member's total accumulated savings (TAV), which consists of the member's accumulated contributions, the employer counterpart contributions:

Here is the website http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph



Your kind response appreciated, thank you.

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Re: Hiring Consistent People in the Philippines
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2017, 06:46:29 PM »
Thanks for that excellent answer, Tom.  That makes a lot of sense.  That is something I kind of thought we should do as well:  Just keep pushing hard at churning through lots of people to find the 5% who have a work ethic.

Oh, and I mean 75 pesos per hour, not per day.  That was simply a typo on my part.  We've paid as high as 150 pesos per hour, but still had people bail with no notice.

Getting out of the Philippines for a few years I find really helps Filipinos grow in many good ways.  Same goes for anyone who can leave their country and live in a drastically different culture for a while.

 


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